Current Openings

The American Leader is a results-focused education and news resource covering the progress being made to address the nation’s systemic problems. Our goal is to pull together the best available knowledge on what’s being done now to solve them. One of the problems we are covering is climate change and its multiple impacts.

We are looking for a journalist who’s knowledgeable in both policy and commercial efforts related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The journalist will be responsible for producing

  • a monthly progress report summarizing such efforts for a general audience
  • a bi-monthly profile of a leader in business or government, at the state, local, or national level, who has either achieved results in mitigation or adaptation or is implementing a bold or innovative solution in the pursuit of such results
  • an update to our existing intelligence brief on climate change, and then refreshing it as needed

The journalist will be expected to make connections between climate change effects and their impacts on other systemic problems.

Minimum qualifications

  • Strong writer able to adapt to the framework and tone of The American Leader
  • Facile with language and ideas, able to take the reader from the specific instance to the big picture and vice-versa
  • Able to initiate stories and follow through on those assigned with equal enthusiasm
  • Produces well-crafted first drafts that adhere to a solutions journalism approach
  • Strong researcher, fact-checker, bibliographer
  • Willing to collaborate when necessary to achieve results

This position will be on contract to start. Terms to be negotiated.

Please submit an email with links or attachments to your history (resume, LinkedIn, or other) and samples of your work.

Apply via email

The American Leader is looking for a skilled social media journalist experienced in solutions journalism to

  • build engagement with the content on our website through our channels on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • navigate and administer the Leader’s relationship with Facebook, in particular, as this platform continues to be challenging for small public education and news organizations.
  • build relationships with like-minded organizations online and offline.
  • develop and implement crowdfunding campaigns.

Please submit your resume, examples of related work, and a brief statement that communicates why you are the person for the job. We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. This is a virtual, contract position, hours likely to vary.

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The American Leader is a results-focused education and news resource covering the progress being made to address the nation’s systemic problems. Our goal is to pull together the best available knowledge on what’s being done now to solve them. One of the problems we are covering is the national debt and the challenges it presents to future generations.

We are looking for a journalist with economics and/or business reporting experience who understands the risks posed by the nation’s soaring national debt and the implications debt reduction efforts will have on existing and proposed federal programs. Writing about progress on the debt will require the journalist to know what’s happening in Washington but also to have insight beyond the halls of Congress to where pressure is being applied to the members of Congress to act. Our journalist on this beat needs to see through the politics that have perpetually surrounded this issue and be able to portray the obstacles that stand in the way of progress as challenges to be navigated rather than obstructionist dead ends.

The journalist will be responsible for producing

  • a quarterly progress report summarizing efforts to bring down the down debt (~1500 words, but may be shorter or longer as required)
  • a bi-monthly profile of a leader at the national, state, or local who is helping to move the wheels of progress to bring down the debt (1200-1500 ±)
  • an update to our existing intelligence brief on the national debt, and then refreshing it as needed

The journalist will be expected to make connections for our audience between the national debt and the security, safety, and support they receive from the federal government.

Minimum qualifications

  • Able to communicate technical nuances to a general audience
  • Able to adapt to the framework and tone of The American Leader
  • Facile with language and ideas,
  • Able to take the reader from the specific instance to the big picture and vice-versa
  • Able to identify and pursue topics independently and follow through on those assigned with equal enthusiasm
  • Produces well-crafted first drafts that adhere to our progress-minded take on solutions journalism
  • Strong researcher, fact-checker, bibliographer
  • Willing to collaborate when necessary to achieve results

This position is virtual and will be on contract initially through the end of the calendar year.

Please submit an email with links or attachments to your history (resume, LinkedIn, or other) and samples of relevant work.

Apply via email

The American Leader is a results-focused education and news resource covering the progress being made to address the nation’s systemic problems. Our goal is to pull together the best available knowledge on what’s being done now to solve them. One of the problems we are covering is the various aspects of our electoral system that undermine voting rights.

We are looking for a journalist with experience reporting on these related topics who can incorporate a historical perspective into the accelerated – and now highly visible – efforts to limit the people’s voice in American democracy. In approaching this work, the voting rights journalist needs to help our audience sift through the competing priorities and sometimes less visible motivations that are at the core of the debates around gerrymandering, laws and election commission decisions that suppress the vote, domestic and foreign interference, and representational problems inherent in legacy structures like the electoral college.

The journalist will be responsible for producing

  • a monthly progress report summarizing efforts to protect and advance the rights of voters (~1500 words, but may be shorter or longer as required)
  • a bi-monthly profile of a voting rights leader at the national, state, or local level that examines the solution that person has pursued through insight into their motivations, commitment, and aspirations.  (1200-1500 ±)
  • an update to our existing intelligence brief on voting rights, and then refreshing it as needed

The journalist will be expected to make connections for our audience as appropriate between the ongoing tug-of-war over voting rights and the current efforts to subvert this most fundamental right of our democracy. At the same time, it is essential that the journalist respect other valid concerns related to voting rights, including the need to ensure the security and integrity of every vote.

Minimum qualifications

  • Able to communicate technical nuances to a general audience
  • Able to adapt to the framework and tone of The American Leader
  • Facile with language and ideas,
  • Able to take the reader from the specific instance to the big picture and vice-versa
  • Able to identify and pursue topics independently and follow through on those assigned with equal enthusiasm
  • Produces well-crafted first drafts that adhere to our progress-minded take on solutions journalism
  • Strong researcher, fact-checker, bibliographer
  • Willing to collaborate when necessary to achieve results

This position is virtual and will be on contract initially through the end of the calendar year.

Please submit an email with links or attachments to your history (resume, LinkedIn, or other) and samples of relevant work.

Apply via email